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  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for 24 hours (or ...

  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for ...

  • Technical Announcement: Bacteria No Match for Deep Floridan Aquifer

    A first of its kind study has the potential to impact future regulatory decisions on disinfection practices for water prior to its recharge or following its storage in the Floridan Aquifer. The U.S Geological Survey report found that coliform bacteria die off faster in a regional aquifer system ...

  • Floods bring more than just mold concerns, beware of bacteria

    As parts of the Midwest and East Coast were recently hit with floods, concerns over mold growth and contamination have been on the minds of many flood victims. However, a recent case in Cumberland County, New Jersey recently brought to light that mold is not the only concern after a flood. The Cumberland County Courthouse in Bridgeton, New Jersey was recently flooded after torrential rainfall. ...


  • Water well owners should check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

    Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test their water to make sure no health risk exists, the National Ground Water Association recommended today. While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, NGWA said. Nitrate is not ...

  • EPA’s limited sampling indicates bacteria in floodwaters at birds point-new madrid floodway in southeast Missouri

    Analysis of this week’s limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri has indicated the presence of bacteria in nine samples of collected water, EPA Region 7 announced today. EPA crews on Tuesday, May 24, conducted surface water sampling at four locations within the floodway to determine if any threats might be present for emergency response ...

  • Bacterial persistence in streams, say SSSA

    A research team from the University of Tennessee (UT) has completed a study on an East Tennessee river to determine the connection between watershed hydrology and fecal bacteria statistical time series analysis. Shesh Koirala and colleagues report their findings in the July-August issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. The article presents a study of the temporal patterns and statistical ...

  • Western Sugar Cooperative to pay US$56,736 penalty and upgrade plant to settle clean water act issues at Scottsbluff, Neb.

    Western Sugar Cooperative, of Denver, Col., has agreed to pay a US$56,736 civil penalty, and will spend an additional US$350,000 on plant upgrades to cut pollution and save water and energy, to settle allegations that its sugar beet processing facility in Scottsbluff, Neb., had excessively high discharges of fecal coliform bacteria in wastewater. Western Sugar’s facility at 2100 East ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Utah (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 3 administrative orders and 3 notices of violation in Utah from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010, under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Although the State of Utah is authorized to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA can take federal action against public water systems in the state that violate the SDWA and its regulations. ...

  • Veolia receives US EPA Approval of TECTA Automated Microbiology System.

    System combines proven microbiological indicators with state-of-the-art instrumentation to automate E. coli and total coliform bacteria testing. Veolia’s environmental monitoring technology unit Endetec is pleased to announce that its TECTA automated microbiology system has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for performing regulatory compliance ...


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  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Colorado Indian country (CO)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued one emergency administrative order under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Indian country in Colorado from April 1 to September 30, 2010. EPA has direct authority to implement the Act in Indian country. EPA issues an emergency order when there is a potential for imminent and substantial endangerment to public health, such as when contaminants ...

  • Study: E.coli contamination found on half of shopping carts

    On your next trip to the grocery store, be aware, much more than groceries may be riding in your shopping cart. More bacteria exists in these carts than in public bathrooms or on a city bus, and children may be the most at risk. It's probably overlooked by many, but according to new research, the amount of harmful bacteria on grocery shopping carts is enough to raise quite the concern. ...

  • Using vegetated filter strips to improve water quality

    Microbial contamination of surface water resources is a critical water quality issue, leading to many documented health and environmental concerns. Vegetated filter strips have become an important component of water quality improvement by reducing sediment and nutrient transport to surface water. Although this management practice is also beneficial for controlling manure-borne pathogen transport ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Utah (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 4 administrative orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Utah from April 1 through September 30, 2010. Although the State of Utah is authorized to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA can take federal action against public water systems in the state that violate the Act and its regulations. EPA issued administrative orders to Utah ...

  • EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health. The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the United States, which provide drinking water to more than 310 million people, take steps to prevent exposure ...

  • EPA orders farmer to provide drinking water to Nearby residence

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an emergency order under the Safe Drinking Water Act to Kenneth Brockett, owner and operator of the Kenneth Brockett Farm in Tyrone, Pa. after determining that the dairy farm has caused or contributed to the contamination of a nearby well. The order requires the dairy farmer to provide an alternative source of drinking water to the owners of ...

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • EPA Applauds SCDHEC, Farmers and Landowners for Improving Water Quality in the Enoree River Watershed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commends the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), farmers, and landowners for improving water quality in the Enoree River watershed. Two out of six places in the river and its tributaries are now meeting the state’s bacteria water quality standard for the first time since the late ‘90s. ...

  • Waterwell microbiology issues subject of NGWA Webinar series

    As part of the 2009 Webinar series offered by the National Ground Water Association, Smith-Comeskey's Ground Water Science Ltd.'s Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, will conduct three independent, yet related, hour-long presentations on 'Ground Water and Well Microbiology: Water Well Microbiology Issues.'The first presentation, May 6, 2009, is a brief primer on naturally occurring microorganisms in ground ...

  • EPA Approves 21 Alternative Test Methods

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved 21 alternative analytical methods to measure levels of contaminants in drinking water and determine compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. Using its authority for expedited approval of alternative methods, the agency announced July 19 that each of the 21 alternative methods "are as effective as one or more of the testing ...

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